My top 5 mascaras

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My one staple beauty item would have to be mascara. Lipgloss too but if I had to pick one it’d be mascara. Even if you have no other make up, you put mascara on, life is just better lol.

 

So when choosing a mascara, what’s something that you look for? What’s important? Volume, length, natural ingredients, a specific kind of applicator brush? All of the above?

 

For me, it is volume and the applicator brush.
I never used to care much about the applicator but I realized how important a good applicator is in order to get the most out of the product. It really makes a huge difference. I also don’t care if it’s high end or drug store as long as they do the job.

 

So here are my top 5 mascaras (listed in order of preference)

  1. Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara $25CAD

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Absolutely love this mascara.

Pros:
-the applicator brush is the perfect size and easy to use for both upper and lower lashes
– amazing volume and fullness
– thick and very pigmented
– separates the lashes
-natural ingredients

Cons:
– only thing I’d say is that I find you have to have a light touch while applying the mascara because it can get clumpy if you apply too much of a thick coat

2. L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara 15.99 CAD

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This is the first mascara I ever fell in love with. I always thought I need a big bulky brush for good application. This is totally opposite. The brush is so thin and it has tiny little spikes. I thought what am I really going to do with this but that’s what makes this mascara so amazing.

Pros:
– amazing brush that gets each individual lash and coats it
– separates lashes and gives them great length
– no clumping at all
– perfect brush for bottom lash application
– lasts all day without flaking

Cons:
– none at all! that’s how much I love it.

3. Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara $30 CAD

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Pros:
– great volume without having to apply many coats
– really black and pigmented
– cruelty-free
– great fullness
– lives up to the hype
– easy to use applicator for upper and lower lashes

Cons:
– clumps after a while
– flaky

4. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara 11.99 CAD

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Pros:
– amazing fullness and length
-lasts all day
– good for every day use
– curls the lashes

Cons:
– not the most practical applicator brush as it’s too bulky and really hard to use on lower lashes

5. Tom Ford Extreme Mascara ( I can’t remember the exact price but I want to say it was $50)

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Pros:
– gives intense looks because it’s carbon black
– magnifies the lashes so it’s great for an evening out
– doesn’t flake or clump
– great volume and thickness

Cons:
– although it’s a good mascara it’s nothing out of ordinary or that you can’t find in other mascaras that are cheaper, so in other words too expensive for an average look
– starts to smudge a little if worn all day long

 

Do you guys use any of the ones I mentioned? Let me know what some of your favourite mascaras are. I am always looking to try new ones!

sigs

 

 

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12 thoughts on “My top 5 mascaras

  1. Hi! great post! I really like the YSL babydoll mascara… also theres this korean brand called Too Cool For School and they have this dinosaur escalator mascara which is amazzzingggggggggggggggg x

  2. Very good, I been looking for a really good mascara, so this helps alot. I’ve tried Maybeline, but I want to try the Tarte and the loreal see how I like those, thanks for the insight!

    1. Hey! I am glad you found it helpful. Honestly both are amazing. So it’s just how much you want to spend at the moment. Don’t let the l’oreals almost non existent brush sway you. It took me a minute to get used to it but once I did, I loved it. xo

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